BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Red Sox are picking up the club options for Manager Alex Cora through the 2024 season. Red Sox Chief of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom announced the decision on Monday morning. He had already been signed on through 2022 last year.
Cora coached the team to a 92-70 regular season record in 2021. Cora was suspended in early 2020 by the MLB for his involvement in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, and parted ways with the Sox in January 2020. He was eventually brought back for the 2021 season later that year.
He said he was "beyond grateful" and that the team had "unfinished business to take care of."
Bloom called Cora "critical to all that we accomplished in 2021," saying he was looking forward to working with Cora to bring another World Series trophy back to Boston. Cora won a World Series in his first year as the team's manager in 2018.
The team beat the Yankees in the AL Wild Card Game and Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS before finally falling to the Astros in the ALCS.
Cora has gone 284-202 in the three seasons he's managed the Sox.